stocky compact

Discussion in 'English Only' started by redgiant, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. redgiant Senior Member

    Cantonese, Hong Kong
  2. JamesM

    JamesM Senior Member

    A stocky person tends to be blockish in shape with a sort of squared-off body shape. A compact person may have a tapered frame but well muscled. A stocky person does not have a tapered shape.

    In the following pair of photos, the girl on the left is what I would call stocky. The girl on the right is what I would call compact.

    http://a.abcnews.com/images/GMA/abc_gymnasts_080811_mn.jpg
     
  3. redgiant Senior Member

    Cantonese, Hong Kong
    Thanks for your clear explanation, JamesM~
     

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